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April 2, 2014

Third Annual Get in the Game Luncheon ›

The 3rd Annual Playworks Get in the Game Luncheon and Game Changer Awards was a huge success! A big WOOSH CLAP and thanks go out to the more than 300 individuals who attended. We’d also like to send a special thank you to all of our sponsors, awardees and those who donated to Playworks! Please visit our online photo…

March 20, 2014

A.L. Holmes featured on WDIV ›

Playworks partner school A.L. Holmes in Detroit is  leveraging its recess as a strategy to improve student engagement, reduce bullying and develop future leaders. Schools with programs like Playworks help children develop skills like empathy, communication, collaboration and social responsibility – 21st century skills they us throughout their education and life.  WDIV-TV4 stopped by to check…

December 20, 2013

Monday Night Football in Detroit ›

Despite the freezing temperatures and the threat of more snow, more than 100 guests attended the Playworks Tailgate Party for Monday Night Football with the Detroit Lions facing on reigning Superbowl champions Baltimore Ravens. Former Detroit Lions Ron Rice, Alan Houston and Scott Conover attended the event. They were joined by Playworks board members Kareim Cade, Marilyn Gray, Denise…

August 29, 2013

Join the Playworks Movathon ›

15 schools and hundreds of youth around the state of Michigan will have an opportunity to join Playworks and the Detroit Lions in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of daily physical activity. The Playworks Movathon begins on October 8th and goes through November 14th. Participants will use a Movband to track their moves,…

April 29, 2013

2013 Bring a Lunch, Play a Bunch Campaign! ›

The Playworks Detroit 2013 Bring a Lunch, Play a Bunch Campaign is a healthy living campaign designed to highlight the importance of children receiving access to safe, healthy play and opportunities for physical activity, while involving corporations and individuals by highlighting the importance of eating well and being physically active. The month long campaign uses…

February 21, 2013

Dynamic Speaker for 2nd Annual Get in the Game Luncheon ›

Faithful, focused, and fearless are just three words that describe David McGhee. As a former program director for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a current professor, and founder of 16th Letter Consulting, a nonprofit and leadership development consulting firm, McGhee has built a national reputation as a servant leader who labors diligently to improve the quality…

January 29, 2013

Playworks Recess takes over Detroit Lions Halftime Show! ›

Fans at The Detroit Lions home game against the Atlanta Falcons saw two amazing things happen: Calvin Johnson broke the long standing NFL record for single season receiving yards AND Playworks Detroit hosted a recess with over 400 local children during halftime! The goal of this experience is to highlight the importance of physical activity and play as a way…

January 29, 2013

Play of the Month: Sponsored by The Detroit Lions and Play 60 ›

Recess is a pretty crazy time for the students of Woodward Academy. Everyday, the students run at top speed to home base and wait for me to give them further directions. "Carl" is one of my third grade students. One day at recess, Carl tried to leave the playground and go home. I ran over to him to…

January 9, 2013

2013 Get in the Game Luncheon! ›

The Playworks Detroit 2013 Get in the Game Luncheon and Game Changer Awards is a signature event to recognize individuals, companies and organizations that are making a positive impact on the well-being of Detroit. Invited guests included award recipients, sponsors and their guests, honorary committee members, foundations, corporate, business and government leaders. This hour and…